Last week at Southwark, we learned about blind contour line drawing and the students experimented with making portraits of their friends. Each student picked a partner and challenged themselves to draw their friends’ face without lifting the marker or looking at the paper. After their portraits were complete, we handed out watercolors and they painted them to create wonderful abstract pieces, or more detailed pictures.
The students had fun creating silly pictures of their friends, and trying out a new way of drawing, especially the second class. It was awesome to see everyone’s different artistic styles come out during each class. After they finished the original project, a lot of the kids kept adding to their paintings to create landscapes, or went on to do more blind contour drawings, which was fun to see happening. I think they also surprised themselves with how well their drawings came out.